Social Security Disability Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I’m not sure if my disability is severe enough to qualify for Social Security benefits. How do I know if I should apply for benefits?
A. You won’t know for sure if you qualify for benefits until you talk to a knowledgeable disability attorney, but it’s likely you’ll qualify for benefits if you:
Are NOT currently employed
Are NOT able to work
Are suffering from a severe impairment
Have a disability represented on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) list
Have a disability that prevents you from returning to work for at least 12 months
To learn if you can get benefits through the SSA, it’s best to contact a skilled Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) lawyer in our group as soon as possible. They can quickly tell you if you can file an application to collect cash benefits.
Q. When should I apply for Social Security benefits?
A. You should apply for benefits as soon as possible. The application and hearing process can take months, even years. So, the sooner you take action, the sooner you will get money for food, rent, and other living expenses.
Q. How do I apply for SSDI benefits?
A. You can begin the application process by visiting the Social Security Administration’s website or by calling the SSA directly. You can also visit your local SSA office to start the application process. Before filing a claim however, it’s highly recommended you speak to an experienced SSDI attorney at Social Security Disability Attorney Group. Keep in mind; your disability does not automatically qualify you for benefits. According to studies, the SSA denies approximately 70 percent of claims filed.
Don’t put your future well being in the hands of anonymous administrators. Look to a dedicated SSDI lawyer at Social Security Disability Attorney Group to fight aggressively on your behalf. They will navigate the oftentimes-confusing process to ensure your legal right to disability benefits is not denied.
Q. My disability application was denied. Can I appeal the decision?
A. Yes. You can appeal the decision to deny your Social Security disability claim within 60 days of the initial decision. The ethical DI attorneys at Social Security Disability Attorney Group are well equipped to handle claim appeals and have successfully overturned many denied claims. Act now before the 60 days has expired or you may not be allowed to pursue cash disability payments.
Q. Can my spouse get benefits?
A. Your spouse may be able to get disability benefits if:
He or she is 62 years or older
He or she is caring for a child under the age of 16 or caring for a disabled child
Based on your line of work, other members of your family may also qualify for benefits. If you would like to learn what members of your family are eligible to receive benefits, consult a competent disability lawyer at Social Security Disability Attorney Group.
Q. How much will it cost me to hire an attorney?
A. You might be surprised to learn that every one of the caring SSDI attorneys at Social Security Disability Attorney Group works on a no win, no fee basis. Call our office today at 619-737-2157 to arrange a time to speak privately with a disability lawyer in our group. Consultations are free.